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  1. Justice For Marlys: A Family's Twenty Year Search for a Killer
    Justice For Marlys: A Family's Twenty Year Search for a Killer
    Justice For Marlys: A Family's Twenty Year Search for a Killer
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  2. Justice For Marlys: A Family's Twenty Year Search for a Killer

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Marlys Wohlenhaus was an animated, energetic eighteen-year-old girl. Then, one afternoon, everything changed. She should have been safe working at the town restaurant. She should have been safe in her own home. She should still be alive today. But in May 1979, Marlys became the victim in every parent’s most horrific nightmare.

At once a gripping story and an in-depth look at the grief of losing a child, Justice for Marlys relates the true account of a serial killer, Joseph Ture Jr., who slipped past the law again and again during a three-year-long crime spree. It was Ture who brutally murdered Marlys Wohlenhaus in her own home. John S. Munday, the husband of Marlys’s mother, reconstructs the murder and the seventeen-year investigation that led to the capture and conviction of Ture, allowing the reader to explore the horror, obsession, dedication, and finally the peace that he and his wife experienced in the search for and eventual conviction of her daughter’s killer. Justice for Marlys generates suspense and sympathy as Munday recounts how Marlys’s case was solved through the efforts of the victim’s tenacious family, supportive news media, and persistent investigators.

 Munday gives readers a terrifying sense of the unimaginable grief and despair in the hearts of those who lose a child, yet he also shares his intensely personal exploration of the resilience and power within the human spirit.

John S. Munday is an intellectual property attorney who lives with his wife Fran in Isanti County, Minnesota. He is also the author of Surviving the Death of a Child, a contributing editor for Grief Digest, and a member of the board of directors of the Other Side Magazine.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

This book is a real experience on losing someone close in a most horrific way. The real details makes you feel real sad, terrified, happy at times.
The way the story is told is no more than telling a friend an event you had lived through so it is very easy to read, more like a documentary.
I recommend it to everyone, even to gaze into what people live through many years when they lose someone.
Riveting account of one family's experience with a serial murderer and the 20 year push to identify him and see him brought to justice. Some glaring missteps of law enforcement can be understood best as the result of inexperience. Washington County Minnesota in 1979 had little experience with murder, so things taken for granted today were not in practice then, much to the dismay of everyone involved. The author is married to the victim's mother and provides an intimate account of unresolved family grief. Very well done.
With great candor and heart Munday tells the story of his family's long search for justice after his step-daughter's murder in the 1970s. Munday uses transcripts, interviews, research, and personal recollections to recreate the events that surrounded this terrible tragedy. The writing is engaging and the facts are well researched, but the author also spends ample time discussing the personal impact of the murder on those who knew and still love Marlys. I highly recommend this book for anyone with an interest in true crime stories, the criminal justice system, bereavement, Minnesota history, and stories about personal strength during the most turbulent times.
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